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Pinal Pioneer Parkway
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29 Apr 2018
“Nice drive”
14 Aug 2016
“An interesting 25 mile stretch of AZ Highway 79 between Florence and Oracle Junction.”
A scenic highway great for viewing wildflowers in the spring.
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We ended up traveling down this road because it was impossible to get back into Sedona on a weekend day. Cars on the other side of the road trying to get into Sedona were at a complete standstill for many,many miles.

Thank ladyme1
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Traveling south from Florence, you will gradually see the terrain change from dry low desert to high scrubland. Beautiful vistas of the desert and sky-islands in the distance. Interesting cacti such as saguaro, organ pipe and cholla. Memorial at the spot on the road where...More

Thank ivgotit2
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Instead of driving on boring I-10, take this former main route (Rt. 179) through the tranquil desert. It goes near Casa Grande Ruins NP, worth a visit. Stop at the touching Tom Mix memorial, with a nice picnic area adjacent. It goes through the small...More

2  Thank CBW47
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Taking this road since the '50s before I-10 was completed. Now I do an annual bike ride to Tucson on this road. Much more lush landscape than I-10 and places to stop along route like the Tom Mix memorial, the amazing Greek Orthodox compound south...More

Thank br0za1205
Reviewed March 21, 2013

The landscape of wild desert plants on a 17-mile stretch of Arizona Highway 79 is out of this world. If you’re a devotee of desert gardens, this stretch of highway known at the Pinal Pioneer Parkway is not to be missed. I stopped often to...More

3  Thank rusticpress
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